In partnership with the Heurich House Museum.
Over the course of the 19th century, waves of immigrants shaped America, and German immigrants in particular shaped its brewing industry. German immigrants, such as historic DC brewmaster Christian Heurich, we’re often considered outsiders, but were able to leverage their way into American society through their trade. Over time, they impacted the economy and became enmeshed in political and capitalist systems leaving an important mark on American life.
On April 18th from 6-8pm a panel of historians including Heurich House Museum Executive Director, Kimberly Bender, Liz Garibay, Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Brewseum, Brian Alberts, Beer Historian and member of the National Advisory Board of the Chicago Brewseum, and Kofi Meroe, Co-founder of DC Brewery Sankofa Beer, will discuss how breweries shape the cities they are in. The discussion will be moderated by Jamaal Lemon of The Wayfarer Study, a project that looks at brewery impact on gentrification and immigration, as well as how ethnic identity was shaped by and contributed to the brewing industry.
The discussion with begin at 6:30 and conclude at 7:30, leaving time for guests to mingle with the speakers. Beer will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public – registration is recommended.
This event is part of the Beer History + Culture Project, a two-year national collaboration dedicated to highlighting, preserving, and celebrating beer history and culture and building national support for the Chicago Brewseum.